Written by: Edwin Olu Bestman
A Liberian poet writes about COVID-19 and the situation of things in Liberia
Here we are again
Losing our love ones
It’s raining harshly in our city
COVID -19 ruining our homes
And tears rolling off the windowpane
Different voices playing in our heads,
The news is heartbreaking and soul-wrenching,
The streets of Monrovia are deserted
Mama’s voice penetrates our ceiling,
with deep emotions: “Stay home! Stay home
Handshakes must be avoided”
Sadly, our elbows or feet are meant to show gratitude
Through our rise and fall
They have been our only friends
But night has befallen before us,
And sadness sleeps on our faces
We are losing our grounds,
The innocent falling to the red earth,
Siblings soaked into absolute agony
Touch one, touch all
BBC breaks our hearts into pieces on
a daily basis,
Good news has stepped out for days,
And COVID-19 is the devil in fine linen
Edwin Olu Bestman is an award-winning poet, philanthropist and a civil engineer. He writes from his home in Monrovia.
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5 hours ago
We don't know one writer who has so mastered rejection that s/he doesn't feel bad when a new rejection letter arrives inbox.
True that editors are becoming kinder and picking their words carefully to ensure they do not crush a potentially great writer whose talent is just in its budding stage, but rejection hurts, anyway!
We guess it makes the writer think back on how much time they spent working on a particular piece. The research. The reshaping of characters. The editing of hundreds of sentences. And all these make it even more difficult to swallow.
But then, your "best" might just not be what such and such editor wants. This is why every writer must be patient with themselves because what you consider your best just might be like the prodigal son who left home with everything and returned with nothing.
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